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Julian Cosner Featured in 2022 Spring issue of Our Tennessee

  Doctoral candidate Julian Cosner has been featured in the 2022 Spring issue of Our Tennessee. In the article “Nipping it in the Bud”, Julian discusses his research and how he wishes to provide research-based information that helps farmers. Cosner is advised by Dr. Jerome Grant and has a concentration in Sustainable Disease and Integrated Pest Management. To read more about Cosner and his work, visit https://our.tennessee.edu/2022/nipping-it-in-the-bud/.      

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Dr. Kimberly Gwinn and Dr. Darrell Hensley Celebrate 35 Years of Service

                          On Monday, April 11, 2022, the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will be honoring UTIA employees with 25 or more years of service. This year, Dr. Kimberly Gwinn and Dr. Darrell Hensley will both be honored at the UTIA Service Awards Reception as they each have 35 years of service. We would like to thank you both for your hard work and dedication. Congratulations on 35 years with UTIA! You both are a source of inspiration and motivation.          

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Registration is Now Open For The 2022 TN Master Beekeeping Program Classes

    Registration is now open for the 2022 TN Master Beekeeping Program classes! Whether you are thinking about becoming a beekeeper or have been keeping bees for years, there is always new research-based information to learn. Please join us and help the bees by increasing your education to improve your beekeeping operation and decrease your losses. More information can be found here: https://epp.tennessee.edu/masterbee/. Due to the level of interest, please be patient when trying to register.

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EPP Professors Attend 2022 Joint ESA-SEB & APS-CD Meeting

    The 2022 Joint Entomological Society of America, Southeastern Branch (ESA-SEB) and American Phytopathological Society (APS-CD) Meeting took place both in-person and virtually March 26-30. With the meeting being held in-person and virtually, it provided members of the organizations the flexibility to attend. Two EPP professors, Dr. Jerome Grant and Dr. Zach Hansen attended the in-person conference, which took place at the Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Dr. Jerome Grant promoted “entomophagy using an entomological phenomenon: Brood x periodical cicada”. While at the conference, Dr. Grant also served as GamesMaster in the Entomology Games. He stated that the “games were wonderful, exciting and educational!” After twelve years as GamesMaster, these games were the

A photo of the Kelly Lab Members at the Southern Division APS 2022 Meeting

The Kelly Lab Attends the 2022 Southern Division APS Meeting

    The Southern Division of the American Phytopathological Society (APS) is a scientific society that is committed to innovating plant pathology research. The Kelly Lab recently attended the 2022 Southern Division APS Meeting in Chattanooga, TN. This meeting was the 99th annual meeting held by the Southern Division. The students attended a career workshop, presented their research, and were able to meet with other fellow students and post-docs.  

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Alan Windham’s End of the Road World Tour

    For many years, Dr. Alan Windham has provided leadership for educational programs in diseases affecting ornamental plants. Recently, Windham traveled to Knoxville to display his extensive ornamental disease collection to students enrolled in EPP 410, Diseases and Insects of Ornamental Plants. Other students, staff, and faculty that were interested in viewing his collection were also invited. His colleague, Dr. Mark Windham, stated that the “collection is without peer in North America, perhaps the word”. As this was the last time he would be setting up his display for the class, students were appreciative of the opportunity to view such a huge collection.

Portrait Dr. Becky Trout Fryxell

Winter 2022 issue of π˜–π˜Άπ˜³ π˜›π˜¦π˜―π˜―π˜¦π˜΄π˜΄π˜¦π˜¦ Mentions Vector Biology

  Have you explored the Winter 2022 issue of Our Tennessee?Β The article, One Health for All, covers many UT faculty members and their contributions to the One Health Initiative, an initiative that focuses on animal and environmental health conditions that impact society. One of their examples featured some of the vector biology work conducted in Dr. Becky Trout Fryxell‘s laboratory. To review the article, visit https://our.tennessee.edu/2022/one-health-for-all/. To read more about Trout Fryxell and the work that her lab does, visit her page at https://epp.tennessee.edu/directory/dr-rebecca-trout-fryxell/.        

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Successful 2021 Tennessee Master Beekeeping Students Receive Apiary Sign

    After several delays and supply issues (thank you for your patience!), the Master Beekeeping Program has sent out the first-ever MBP apiary signs to participants who successfully completed the 2021 class. If you earned your certificate, keep your eyes peeled. Those who did not earn a certificate were sent a copy of Beekeeping in TN and should keep their eyes peeled, too! Please note we are planning in-person classes for 2022 and are working with county Extension personnel to coordinate dates and locations. Until then, please hang tight and fill out the Interest Form on our website (tiny.utk.edu/apiculture) so we will know where there is interest and who to contact once the schedule is finalized. Do not be